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A third generation male common blue butterfly feeding on some devils bit scabious at Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham. This male common blue was one of several newly emerged butterflies of this species that I saw there yesterday afternoon

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon IXUS 107
Lens:5.0 - 20.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.5 - 109.9 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Sep 2011 - 12:00 AM
Focal Length:5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Title:Blue on Devils Bit Scabious
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:16 Sep 2011 - 4:36 PM
Tags:Butterfly conservation, Close-up / macro, Common blue butterfly, Devils bit scabious, Flowers & plants, Glos, Prestbury hill nature reserve, Wildlife / nature
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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 4:43 PM

A lovely shot, Ed. Very pleasing balance of colour & fine detail.
Terry
ps: just going to catch up with your uploads that I've missed recently...

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pascalg
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16 Sep 2011 - 4:44 PM

this is beautifully done...

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 4:45 PM

Excellent shot, Ed, the detail and colouring captured just superb.
Ronnie.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 4:51 PM

Such a perfect colour combination between the Scabious and the butterfly and such excellent details.

Ann

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susanbarton
16 Sep 2011 - 4:53 PM

Super colour and detail

Susan

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graceland
graceland  92378 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 5:09 PM

Wow super picture BUTTER-FLY now though bye Tongue

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 5:37 PM


Quote: Wow super picture BUTTER-FLY now though bye Tongue

You are on top form tonight fella!Grin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 5:41 PM

A beautiful image, Ed. Sorry to say the butterflies have all but disappeared here now Sad Carol

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 5:45 PM

There are not too many about over here now compared to what there was a few weeks ago. I had to search fairly hard to find these blues

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john_starkey
16 Sep 2011 - 5:48 PM

Very nice image ED,well done you for finding a few,

John.

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Samuel_Aron
16 Sep 2011 - 6:00 PM

Terrific macro!
Sam.

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 6:13 PM

A lovely blending of Flower and butterfly Ed'. Nicely done.
Have a great Weekend mate.

John Smile

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evelen
evelen  9 England
16 Sep 2011 - 6:21 PM

beautiful image. eve,

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 6:24 PM

Nicely done Ed.
Ron

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
16 Sep 2011 - 6:33 PM

LOVELY image!

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Petro_Conradie
16 Sep 2011 - 6:51 PM

Absolutely stunning
P

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
16 Sep 2011 - 7:15 PM

Well captured Ed, fine detail.
Brian

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HeathMcDonald
16 Sep 2011 - 7:22 PM

Great shot nice detail. Grin

Heath

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janty66
janty66  7 England
16 Sep 2011 - 7:24 PM

Another excellent find.... Haven't seen any type of butterfly around here for a few days now.....

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Snapitt
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16 Sep 2011 - 7:31 PM

Love this shot Ed. Great colours and detail.

Jane

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 8:07 PM

A superb close-up, beautifully captured.
Steve.

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
16 Sep 2011 - 8:21 PM

Nice.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 8:35 PM

This is beautifully detailed Ed and so well isolated.Superb image.
Not seeing any Blues. Sorry no 9 Admiral image - all too flighty.
Brian.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 8:39 PM

I was joking about that by the way, I didn't really expect you to catch all nine on camera!Wink

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TonyDy
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16 Sep 2011 - 9:18 PM

Lovely shot, Ed.
Tony

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 9:55 PM

where are you digging all these butterflies up from, there are so few round hereSmile superb work the detail is great

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dawnmichelle
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16 Sep 2011 - 10:21 PM

they look like they were meant for you and waiting on you to take the pic.. which you did so well

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Peagreen
Peagreen  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2011 - 10:27 PM

Beautiful close up image. Ed. Superb colour and detail. Beautifully capturedSmile
Take care, have a lovely weekend..........Pauline

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17 Sep 2011 - 12:33 AM

Masterfully done Ed ...Bill

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fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2011 - 8:05 AM

A quite beautiful and well composed capture.

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Glostopcat
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17 Sep 2011 - 10:15 AM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed

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bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2011 - 12:26 PM


Quote: I was joking about that by the way, I didn't really expect you to catch all nine on camera!Wink

I realized you were from the 'wink' Ed.
Funnily enough I did try to get a shot with my wide angle lens but it did not work out. Smile
Brian.

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Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2011 - 5:52 PM

A delightful image with great colours and nice detail.
Shell

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18 Sep 2011 - 7:19 PM

perfct detail and just the right DoF

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Mavis
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18 Sep 2011 - 7:57 PM

All the blues . Perfectly lovely.

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Brilane
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18 Sep 2011 - 11:11 PM

Nice to see your butterflies, I've been waiting all of the Summer for some to get into my garden, but no luck.
Brian

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